It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit, the new holiday anthology I’m in, brought together eleven writers from across the globe. Today I’d like you to meet Susan Murphy from Australia, author of the short story “Mistletoe & Mayhem.”
Susan Murphy is an author and marriage (and funeral) celebrant from Adelaide, South Australia. From weddings on cruise ships to family brawls at funerals, Susan has seen (and completely enjoyed) all of it. These situations have of course provided much inspiration for her writing.
Her first book ‘Confetti Confidential: They Do, I Don’t’ was published with Harper Collins in 2015 with the follow-up, ‘Annabel’s Wedding’ released on November 1st 2015.
After a stint as the Writer in Residence at the SA Writers Centre, Susan has co-written a middle-grade children’s book and is now working on a historical fiction project as well as a new romantic comedy series.
In her ‘spare’ time she mainly eats chocolate and drinks wine, although she occasionally turns up at work and sometimes parents her three children, 2 dogs, cat and cockatiel, Moe.
Susan’s take on Christmas Down Under:
Christmas in Australia is hot – damn hot! Christmas is smack bang in the middle of summer, so we tend to spend the day trying to keep the food from going off and the drinks from becoming warm and undrinkable. If you have a pool you’re lucky, but if not, good air-conditioning is usually essential to survival!
(Follow my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/susanmurphyauthor/ for some great Australian Summer Christmas pics and recipes throughout the festive season.)
Having said that, I have to say that I love it. It’s daylight until about 9pm, you can relax by the water or under a verandah and cold beer or chilled chardonnay is a must. Ice cream cake is usually a no no for dessert, as you can imagine, but you know us Aussies, there’s always a pavlova on offer.
One day, I’d love to see snow and experience a white Christmas, but I have to say that summer in South Australia is pretty ok. So, for those of you in my neck of the woods, my books are brought to you as ‘Summer Reads’, but if you’re freezing to death, they make just as good ‘Winter Reads’ Just read them any time of the year. Just read them!
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you, no matter what part of the world you find yourself in. I hope you enjoy all of the stories in ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit’. May your Christmas be filled with love, family, friends and good food. xxx
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